Peru State College
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About the Conference

The 150th anniversary of the first shots fired at Fort Sumter is April 12, 2011. In order to commemorate this event Peru State College's Phi Alpha Theta will be hosting a two day undergraduate conference on the PSC campus. This conference will be interdisciplinary and encourages topics such as:

  • Economics
  • Art
  • Music
  • Medical Technology
  • Literature
  • Psychology/Sociology
  • History of the Civil War

There will be 1st prize of $500 each in all four catagories: Papers, Posters, Poetry, and PowerPoint Presentations. There will also be 2nd prizes of $100 each awarded in each category.


This conference will provide social science/history undergraduate majors and other undergraduate students studying in the region with an opportunity to participate in an undergraduate conference event and gain experience in:

  • evaluating abstracts for proposed papers/posters/ power point presentations/poetry
  • writing and presenting academic papers /posters/ power point presentations/poetry
  • organizational and leadership skills
  • opportunity to travel
  • networking opportunities